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Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015 09:27

Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial
Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial

A Cairo court postponed on Sunday the retrial which features two Al Jazeera journalists, Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed, to a session later this month.

9 Mar 2015 13:16

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Tunisia court to rule on blogger's appeal March 3
Tunisia court to rule on blogger's appeal March 3

TUNIS - A Tunisian court said Tuesday it would rule next week on a blogger's appeal against a one-year jail sentence for defaming the military...

27 Feb 2015 09:05

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail...

13 Feb 2015 09:33

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail
Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014 09:53

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06

Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...

23 Jul 2014 07:26

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media
Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media

Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.

8 Apr 2014 07:50

TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists
TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists

Prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by uniting to create a 40-second film which ends with a collage of photos of journalists muted as part of the FreeAJStaff campaign.

27 Mar 2014 07:50

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing
Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

FOMG speakers: Q&A with Susan Jurevics
FOMG speakers: Q&A with Susan Jurevics

Pottermore's CEO, Susan Jurevics, speaker at this year's Festival of Media Global, talks to M&M Global about the website that has carried on the popularity of the world-renowned children's book series and gives her thoughts on this year's festival.

Issued by C Squared 24 Mar 2014 11:14

Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists
Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists

Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.

27 Feb 2014 07:47

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists
Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."

31 Jan 2014 09:32

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47

Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"
Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"

Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.

12 Nov 2013 06:55

Zulu TV channel for sub-Saharan Africa
Zulu TV channel for sub-Saharan Africa

South African arts practitioner Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists Records and Films, will unveil a new Zulu TV channel on 30 September 2013 at KZN Music House in Durban.

25 Sep 2013 10:15

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda video
Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda video

Moroccan police on Tuesday, 17 September, arrested the editor of a popular news website for airing a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that incites "acts of terrorism" in the kingdom.

18 Sep 2013 10:01

Chris Human
African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

BBC opens new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg
BBC opens new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg

The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.

2 Sep 2013 06:43

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